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International News Archive - April 21, 2009

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Tuesday said the country was taking unprecedentedly swift measures to dig itself out of the economic downturn.

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Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said the software giant would invest $300 million in Russia projects over the next three years.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.